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Maryland basketball coach Gary Williams made it official during a news conference Friday afternoon at the Comcast Center.
After a legendary head coaching career spanning 33 years, including the last 22 at his alma mater, Williams announced his retirement. “I have great confidence in the future of the basketball program because of these gentlemen (Dr. Wallace Loh and Kevin Anderson) sitting here,” Williams said. “It’s not about supporting a player or a coach. It’s about supporting the Maryland basketball program. The bottom line is this program is in capable hands. Our current players are going to do an outstanding job. I am very confident we can have a program for everyone to be proud of in the future.”
At the hour-long news conference, Loh announced that the University would begin the steps to name the Comcast Center court after Williams. “Gary, you are a champion on the court, and a champion in the community,” Loh said. “Your legacy here will live forever. So therefore, in the coming weeks I will join Kevin Anderson in accepting his recommendation to the Board of Regents of this university that this basketball court be named in your honor.”
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